Week 32
The “Positive VALUE” Package

In this lesson Hill uses the term,
   “NEGATIVE-MINDED INDIVIDUAL.”

Does that remind you of anyone you know?
Are you thinking of that person at this very moment?

That means they have created a reputation or a VALUE based on their negative thinking and most likely their negative talking, both of which come from a negative attitude.

And in many cases the individual has no idea just how NEGATIVE they have become. It didn’t happen in a day or a year, but over a long period of time. It is an attitude of weakness and worry and “woe is me/you/us.”

Understand that choosing a POSITIVE position will most certainly place you in the minority. Not everyone will see or believe as you do.
Many will wonder in fact, how in the world you can see or focus on the good with “all the bad things” that might be going on at any given time.

There are always undesirable CONDITIONS in most any situation.
The biggest fish I’ve ever caught was in the rain (why go fishing, it’s raining…), the day I played Pebble Beach was in a 30 mph wind and my score reflected the difficult conditions…but that was not the true VALUE of the day.

If you think about it I’m sure you can make your own list of great things that happened for you during (or in spite of) NEGATIVE CONDITIONS. But you gained the greatest value by not allowing your focus to be on the undesirable condition.

The 24 hour news machines crank out “negative is normal” stories that focus on the worst of what’s happened or MIGHT happen.
This is their VALUE proposition.
What’s yours?

One of the strong minds of VALUES in history, Mahatma Gandhi once said “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”

How often do we let others into our minds with much worse?

There’s an ancient script that reveals a conversation between God and an up-and-coming leader of God’s people. His name was Joshua.
You can read about this conversation and hear the challenge of becoming STRONG AND COURAGEOUS in the very first chapter of his book (Joshua, Old Testament).

There is great value in facing the issues of life and work with an inner strength and a courageous attitude. And the rewards are of even greater VALUE over a lifetime.

“Be strong and courageous, that thou may prosper wherever you go.”                     —Joshua 1:7

What’s the VALUE PACKAGE that comes along with the way YOU THINK? What “fruit” does your attitude produce on a DAILY BASIS?

Ask yourself this…

“Does MY ATTITUDE ATTRACT OTHERS or make them want to be around me?”

 

“Am I the kind of person that someone of great success would want to become involved with if an OPPORTUNITY PRESENTED ITSELF?”

 

“A POSITIVE MIND attracts opportunities for success, while negative mindedness REPELS OPPORTUNITIES—and doesn’t even take advantage of them when they do come along…

A NEGATIVE mental attitude carries with it many related traits (VALUE PACKAGE)—fear, indecision, doubt, procrastination, irritability and anger—which repel people and drive away favorable opportunities.

A POSITIVE mental attitude (VALUE PACKAGE) brings with it faith, enthusiasm, personal initiative, self-discipline, imagination and definiteness of purpose which attract people and beneficial opportunities.”            
—Napoleon Hill, A Year of Growing Rich

Be honest with yourself and realize that the TRUE VALUE that comes from a powerfully positive attitude can be much the same value that is created by a tiny acorn in becoming a giant oak.

Once some of the ingredients are put in place early on, through wind, storms, drought and more, it grows into an inspiring example of long-term determination and BIG SUCCESS.

See what’s in it for you when you grow your attitude and receive the
The “Positive VALUE” Package